I was reading an article this week entitled "Sustainability is now mission-critical for businesses. Here's why". You can read this article on the World Economic Forum. As we know, consumer's behavior is shifting. Specifically, millennials are willing to pay for good...read more
I am often asked when my journey in environmental sustainability started. Here is what I share from the stage when I do a keynote. When I was eight years old, I flew over the ocean to the U.S.A. to celebrate my uncle's wedding. I remember flying over this blue space,...read more
I had the privilege to be interviewed by Warwick Merry CSP, for the Get More Success Show. Here is the link to the podcast: http://getmoresuccess.com/077-designed-for-success/read more
Recently, I had the privilege of meeting with the CEO and part of his team at a major Australian corporation. They’re working on innovations at a faster-than-normal pace using a 90-day cycle of testing, seeing what works, dropping what doesn’t, and starting over.
Since I was a teenager I have been reading about climate change. In the last ten years, however, the tone and urgency of articles on the subject of global warming have clearly altered, becoming much more ominous, and for obvious reasons given all the problems posed and the scientific data relevant to the numerous factors. Yet oddly, despite all of the menacing facts, people do not seem inspired toward significant change in their habits.read more
The Three Stages of Creativity
After more than 20 years of experience in the design industry, I can recognise patterns. The one I want to talk about today is the pattern I have witnessed around creativity. In my work as a product designer I have observed three distinct stages in the creative process, all of which are important. However, I’ve found that it’s the third stage that is the most powerful in terms of creative output and yet also the most undervalued one in the work environment.
“A brilliant and courageous design, gracefully executed” –Local Design Studio Strikes Gold at Melbourne Design Awardsread more
Philippe will present a keynote on innovation on Sunday the 17th during the Bastille Day Festival in Melbourne.read more
Do you believe products should be sustainable, innovative, elegant and functional? D2 Design does – and, together with the New Zealand-based start-up Revology, we have created the first mass-manufacturable, recyclable chair made out of linen. Together, the team presented this concept chair to high acclaim at the JEC trade show in Paris earlier this year.read more
We spotted this kickstarter project, as it is Australian design: Cablestop is a sleek, compact and portable device for controlling the placement and organization of desktop power cords. Cablestop is a tiny, portable device that controls the placement and...read more
"Philippe is a gifted Industrial Designer with the rare ability of coming up with relevant concepts and strategies on one hand and the ability of leading and inspiring a cross functional team to turn concepts up into profitable products on the other hand. One is his award winning products did create a whole new trend/category within the aquarium market."
— Alain Mars
"I reached out to Philippe for advice about a product innovation I had invented, because I was unsure how to move it forward. It was such a joy to exchange ideas with a fellow 'inventor' who warned me about all thinkable pitfalls, yet was encouraging and practical in his suggestions to take it to the next level. I've got a long way to go and therefore I cherish the priceless source of information and inspiration Philippe is, as an expert in bringing innovations to the market."
— Johanna Canberra